Matte Smoky Eyes
Give your smoky eye a grown-up twist by swapping metallics and shimmering shadows for the matte variety. Inspired by the ‘90s - the decade is making a major comeback in both fashion and beauty circles this year - it’s mature and celebs like Sophie Turner and Selena Gomez are leading the way.
We can thank Lucy Boynton and her go-to makeup artist Jo Baker for single-handedly bringing back spidery lashes. You don’t need to fuss with false eyelashes to get the Twiggy look - a good lengthening and defining mascara will nail those eye-opening results with minimal effort. This is a look where you actually want your lashes to clump together a little.
After season upon season of neutral eye makeup, colour is back with a vengeance. And it’s not holding back in the slightest. From pigment-rich formulas and sunset-inspired blending, there’s no looking away from this bold trend.
While you wait for your skincare routine to bring your skin back to glowing post-winter, use a liquid highlighter to impart your complexion with an instantly radiant look. Blended into the high points of your face, we like a liquid over a powder for that effortless 'real skin' vibe.
Black eyeliner can take a well-deserved holiday because it’s not going to get much wear time this spring. Punchy graphic eyeliner looks are where it’s at; or for those who want even more impact, reach for an opaque eyeshadow and fill in your entire lid.
Stained Ox-Blood Lips
As we transition from the cold days of winter to warmer weather, you may still feel the pull to pop on a dark lip. Don't resist! To freshen it up for spring, however, opt for a stain (or blot off the excess if you’re using a lipstick) and add blush or bronzer to your cheeks to illuminate your complexion.